Re: Will coyotes step in puddles?
"I've had set TOYALLY (underwater) flood set that I left to move later after they dry out. I've came back the next day and have a fox and/or yote sitting there as well."
after that rain about a week back, i had one sitting in a puddle. peat moss even floating on top a bit and touching it with a small stick you could tell there was about an inch of water sitting over my trap. i chuckled and figured no yote or anything will be touching that for a while, but knew it due time it'd eventually dry out. i liked its placement and 'feel' to it so i just let it ride for a week- nothing with the bed, no rescent or bait- just let it sit as is. apparently a dried out set blends itself nicely for yotes cause i was pleasantly surprised to see one bouncing when i came walking down the trail after it had dried itself out.
that whole not-screwing-with-sets takes a bit to get comfortable with. you'd think animals need lots of scent and fresh bait to get them interested in a set and the longer you leave it alone, the more it will 'die out' and become a wasted set, but once you start learning that not screwing with a set isnt laziness or uncaring but actually a strategic tactic, sometimes you learn something new.